Davis Polk’s respected and long-established practice in China is ideally suited to keep pace with the PRC’s new position as the world’s second-largest economic power. Active in China for nearly a century, we have offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. Through our China practice, which now consists of more than 80 lawyers in the region, including 11 partners and 11 counsel, the firm has been extensively involved in transactions throughout China, with a particular focus on the mainland. We are able to combine our presence and extensive experience in China with a leading global practice in complex, cross-border securities, M&A and strategic investment transactions.
Because of Davis Polk’s integrated, team-oriented approach, we are also able to apply a broad range of the firm's strengths to the matters of our Chinese clients. For example, we have leading practices covering corporate governance, tax and executive compensation matters, all of which play a role in most of the China-related transactions on which we advise.
Davis Polk’s China practice is a leader among these U.S. firms in developing a robust combined U.S., Hong Kong and English law platform and in integrating the Asia-Pacific practice into our global transactional practice. Last year, we took the further step of adding to our practice mix the “top tier” group of litigation and enforcement lawyers available in the region. We now compete directly and quite successfully against the full service international law firms and other incumbent firms across the Asia-Pacific region in their most “high value” practice areas.